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Blooming beneath RAINFOREST canopies are a decorative array of over 1,500 flowering plant species. Despite growing in a tropical region, one flower — the poinsettia — has become an iconic symbol of holiday cheer.

We’re ringing in the holiday season with a world-famous Christmas symbol: the poinsettia, or Euphorbia pulcherrima. How exactly did this RAINFOREST flower become synonymous with the winter holiday season? The poinsettia has a long history, beginning with the Aztecs, that eventually led it to be considered a symbol for Christmas.

More than just a holiday flower

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